Silver Ferns grind out tough win against relentless England to win series 2-1

The Silver Ferns ground out a tough 62-55 win over England at Claudelands Arena in Hamilton tonight to take out the Taini Jamison Trophy Test series.

The visitors led 30-26 at halftime with New Zealand giving away easy possession due to England's relentless defence.

But the Silver Ferns fought back to retake the lead in the third quarter 44-43.

New Zealand made a number of changes in the second half which paid dividends as the momentum of the match swung in their favour.

Maria Tutaia was on song with her shooting in the later stages of the match with her shooting partner Bailey Mes shooting 100 per cent, landing 21/21 shots at goal and picking up the player of the match honours.



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'That's the plan' – Silver Ferns out for revenge in Taini Jamison Trophy showdown with England

Silver Ferns shooter Bailey Mes has said that the side will be out for revenge when they meet England to compete for the Taini Jamison trophy.

The Roses claimed a 49-45 upset win when the two teams met in their Quad Series match in Auckland last week, before the Silver Ferns claimed series honours with a resounding win over Australia in Invercargill yesterday.

Speaking to 1 NEWS today, Mes spoke of her side's hunger as they look forward to three more Tests against the Roses.

"We want to win obviously," Mes said.

"After that performance against them (England) in Auckland last week, we'll definitely be wanting to put some better stuff out there."

Mes was then asked about the idea of getting revenge for the defeat.

"Potentially! That's the plan."

Bailey Mes says the team are out to improve, having fallen to the Roses last time the two sides met. Source: 1 NEWS